So much for Arsene Wenger’s comments on Jack Wilshere’s latest ankle injury that:
“We don’t think it’s bad at all, but I haven’t been told if it will be two days or five days. I don’t know how long he will not be available but it’s a matter of days.”
Well a scan on Thursday showed that the Arsenal midfielder has a hairline fracture of his left fibula, and that he is expected to be out up to three months depending on whether he needs surgery or not.
Wilshere has endured a woeful run of fortune with injuries and started just nine Premier League games last season after he picked up an injury in a game against Manchester United last November.
He only made his comeback from that injury in May and while he was able to play a bit-part role in Arsenal’s end of season fixtures that included a substitute appearance in their successful FA Cup final team, Wilshere had set his sights on getting himself fully fit for the start of this season.
Wilshere has managed to start in just 48 Premier League matches over the last four seasons, with this latest setback adding to a long list of injuries that have afflicted the Arsenal No. 10.